COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL Monday 12th September 2016 Item No. 9 Local Authority Swimming Pool
Question: Councillor D Smith: “To ask the Chief Executive why Fingal County Council has not applied for funding under the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sports Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme, are there any plans to apply for funding under this scheme in the future and are there any plans to provide a local authority swimming pool in Fingal in the future?”
Reply: The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sports Local Authority Swimming pool funding programme is for local authority owned swimming pools or for new pools where the local authority has established a high demand generally population based. Swimming pools are an expensive piece of infrastructure to provide and operate and Fingal County Council has not provided such facilities to date with the need, where it exists, being met by the private sector.